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    Carcharodon

    as Apple has never released anything on the 'turd' level.

    Insert smug Gene Wilder Willy Wonka meme here. Oh really? never? not the hockey puck mouse, the Pippin video game console, the Quicktake 200 digital camera, e world.

    Yes Apple has released some turds over the years, though the iphone 6 is not a turd, it looks pretty slick, great camera and powerful cpu, gpu chips. It (they) are pretty sweet, the problem is with iphones for some, is the severe restrictions placed by apple on the OS. The majority of people don't seem to care or don't know what they are missing on and Apple are quite happy about that and when they rake in 4 mil orders in a day, you have to tip your hat to any company that can create such demand for such a product. If Apple offered the same functionality as android, that would be a game changer, I'd probably consider getting one. Some apple geeks jailbreak and install cydia OS to get better functionality out of their devices, that is a risky option though.

    Posted in: Apple: Record 4 mil orders of iPhones on 1st day

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    That's tough for everyone. Its especially sad when its a kid who has yet to live their life. I do hope it wasn't distraction by mobile phone that caused her to fall off her bike.

    Similar scenario nearly happened to me recently, a group of elementary school soccer boys on bikes, riding/goofing not paying attention and one suddenly swerved right in front of me and half fell off his bike, luckily I had noticed them and recognized the potential danger and slowed down. Had I been going the speed limit, I would have hit him and you would have been reading it here.

    Narrow, streets lots of pedestrians and cyclists sharing the same crammed spaces. Tragedy lurks.

    Posted in: 13-year-old girl riding bike killed by truck

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    Carcharodon

    Hey, Nice Galaxy Note you have there Apple.

    Posted in: Apple unveils smartwatch and new, larger iPhones

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    Carcharodon

    Japanese fans AND WOWOW rejoice over Nishikori's U.S. Open semifinal win

    Wowow, which has exclusive rights to air the U.S. Open matches in Japan, told JRT that the phones at its subscription centers haven’t stopped ringing since Nishikori began advancing to the tournament’s final stages....“Compared with the same period last year, our subscription center has received 10 times more calls,”......The company didn’t disclose how many customers had signed up for the channel in recent weeks, but said the numbers began rising dramatically as Nishikori reached the round of 16..... the recent surge in subscribers is “record-breaking,” Shares of the company went up 11.2% at one point from Friday’s closing price on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday. “We are grateful, yes, this is all thanks to Mr. Nishikori,” wowow said.

    wowow hit the jackpot!, bet there are more than a few folk tomorrow who will get up early and channel surf in vain hope of finding this on free to air T.V......

    Posted in: Japanese fans rejoice over Nishikori's U.S. Open semifinal win

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    Carcharodon

    Awesome, he is in excellent form and has been playing some sublime tennis with just unbelievable finishing shots. Cilic just destroyed Federer, so we have the most surprising final in recent memory. Cilic too, is a hot form, going to be one hell of a final. Shame Tennis has been the domain of the overpriced WOWOW channel for so long and isn't mainstream in Japan, would be nice if this was catalyst for change. I'll be streaming the final tomorrow.

    Posted in: History-making Nishikori beats Djokovic to reach U.S. Open final

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    Carcharodon

    The noise! The second hand smoke! The crap pay! Why do they do it??

    and 20,000 lumens of retina scorching fluorescent tube lighting...... if I never enter a Pachinko parlour, it will be too soon

    Posted in: Pachinko parlor politeness

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    Carcharodon

    "TBS reported that a group of 20 individuals "

    a hunting party of 20?? when I go hunting back home, you can better believe there not are 20 of us roaming around. That is a recipe for disaster. 4 is getting too big, but 20?

    "A 68-year-old member of the party fired at what he thought was a deer"

    What he thought was a deer. That is quite flabbergasting. Positively identify your target, don't take a pot shot at what you think might be a deer. Never shoot at shape alone, never shoot at sound alone, never shoot at movement alone.

    Posted in: Deer hunter shot and killed by fellow hunter

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    I had a browse the Japanese sites are describing it as a 原付バイク - Gentsuki baiku which is a "Scooter" a 50cc, step-thru, a vespa, a moped. Minibike? I have never heard that term to describe a scooter - a mini bike is a miniature version of a full sized motorbike, often not street legal - though the "Honda Z" a.k.a the "Monkey", is a famous street legal mini bike.

    Post office ride full size delivery bikes.

    Odds are that this old lady like thousands of other middle aged and elderly ladies in Japan was on a 50cc scooter. The ones that follow the law and ride at the supposed maximum of 30kph are actually putting themselves in more danger than the ones who go flat out and try to go at the same speed of the traffic flow. Though in this case, stopped at the lights and ploughed over by this drunken idiot and dragged to her death? He is going for away for quite a while and R.I.P lady. Wrong place at the wrong time.

    Posted in: Minibike rider dies after hit by car, dragged for 1.3 kms

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    Carcharodon

    "sobbing" was the best adjective for this headline? not: bewailing, blubbering, wailing, or crocodile tears?

    Posted in: Sobbing politician resigns; faces charges for misuse of funds

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    Carcharodon

    yes, that is a pile of poo on their heads....

    Posted in: News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash

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    Was really hoping for a NEDvGER final but alas, it will have to be ARG who get thumped in the final. Brazils misery continues as the arch-enemy progress. Germany will have a lot of local support now, if you cant beat them, join them. Lets go Deutschland!

    Posted in: Argentina beat Netherlands in penalty shootout to reach World Cup final

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    Carcharodon

    Watching it live, he crashed twice today...the second time he called its quits. He was unable to even mount his bike. He hopped in the car and is done.

    Posted in: Tour de France champion Chris Froome hurts wrist

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    Carcharodon

    5-0! at half time! Wow Brazil are getting annihilated

    Posted in: Brazil vs Germany: How do they compare?

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    just watching the news, there are monstrous waves already hitting Okinawa and they are predicting waves of up to 14m! Batton down the hatches Southerners.

    Posted in: Japan issues highest alert as typhoon approaches Okinawa

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    Trust Gerry Brownlee to be right in the thick of it.

    Good to see these Japanese victims have not been forgotten, as they slipped very quickly from the Japan public conscience when Japan had its own massive disaster not one month after the Ch-ch quake.

    Posted in: Abes honor earthquake victims

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    A natural burial/ green burial is how I want to depart. Wrap me in a hemp shroud, plop my in the shallow grave and plant a tree on top. Avoiding the funeral industry ( and not just in Japan, but the West is equally bad ) as much as possible much is highly desirable. They are like vultures - literally and figuratively.

    Posted in: A dying business: family graves in Japan

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    Carcharodon

    My neighbourhood had a huge problem with them and I found the source one day - the sewers. The small hole in the manhole covers where the workmen insert the metal hooks to open the manholes was a portal, I saw several come out one night and upon shining a flashlight down there I was shocked. I told to the good wife and she said that in her friends neighbourhood the council had sealed the manholes, so out with the duck tape and all several manholes near my house all taped up and the cockroach problem in the immediate vicinity of my house was 95% solved.

    Posted in: Roach-induced asthma cases on the rise

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    Carcharodon

    I am never without FB Purity - a great chrome extension that give you full control of your facebook content. It's make the whole FB experience viable.

    Posted in: Facebook under fire over secret study

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    Carcharodon

    Extra time?:

    Option A - Remove the goal keeper. play 10 on 10. That should get the goal scoring on overdrive!

    Option B - No offside during the extra time.

    PK's are terrible for the guy who misses, like an American Football kicker missing a game winning field goal in the dying seconds ala Scott Norwood in the Superbowl A infamous example is Roberto Baggio at the 1994 World Cup Final. I bet that still haunts him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voT5W9Doa-s

    Posted in: Is a penalty shootout the best way to determine the winner in the knockout stages of tournaments like the World Cup?

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    Carcharodon

    Give that dog a scooby snack! well done little dog.

    Posted in: Dog saves the day after 5-year-old boy attacked by bear in Akita

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